The Pro-Vaccine vs Anti-Vaccine Story: Why I’m for Vaccines, but Against Government Mandates – and Why You Should Be Too

 

While looking through some new articles on my Flipboard, I came across an inflammatory Forbes article vaccine-imageabout Dr. Sears. Before I even opened it, I thought to myself… man I bet this is going to be bad. I was right. Not because I know everything about Dr. Sears or his legal problems regarding his written vaccine exemptions for patients in California right now, but because I know that Forbes lays in the same bed as several large pharmaceutical companies who literally employ contributors for the publication. This is a known fact, and you don’t have to take my word for it.  They aren’t even trying to hide it.

Historically, Forbes is known for being pro-vaccine and anti-food labeling. The articles have always delivered non-scientific propaganda supporting this content. So I read through the article, written by Tara Haelle, who literally stated 25+ (stopped counting) blatant false claims, repeated rumors that even she admitted have not been established as true but stated them as if they were, and made several blanket statements about how dangerous a delayed or alternative vaccination schedule is- without ANY information or facts to back it up. It’s just true because she said so. Ya’ll… this is Forbes. It is the #1 publication and virtual news source for business, marketing, investing, technology, communications, science, and law. And their top “health and science” contributor is a mommy blogger/photographer who offers ZERO science or factual evidence behind her theatrically skewed statements- that SHOULD have some kind of fact-discovery behind them. This is where people get their information!  Y’all, I’m just a health coach & nutrition counselor from Austin, and I never write claims without some scientific references to back them up. That would be embarrassing! But somehow Forbes can get away with it? Literally NO sources were given.  None.

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I’ve stated this many times to friends, family and almost every client: I’m not anti-vaccine. I am against the government and large, powerful corporations (who need to push growing profit margins for their beloved shareholders) who ignore real evidence, and create campaigns to hide it, thus taking away my rights as a citizen and as a parent.

Her article stated “this supposed CDC whistleblower” …as if to indicate that he’s not a real person nor is that a real story!?  If I were simply a regular mom who got my news from Forbes and Fox, or CNN, I’d believe it. Why wouldn’t I?

But because I know the back stories, the truth around the WHOLE picture (not just one side), and I’ve sat and watched countless interviews… and read countless journal publications and studies, I’m able to read articles like this and catch the lies in an instant.  And for a journalist who contributes to so many publications, I cannot fathom that she doesn’t do her research or that she doesn’t know the truth and, by the very least, studied both sides (because that’s journalism). But she chooses to report ONE story, and repeat rumors and mistruths. Because that’s what she gets paid to do. Those journalists get paid and are dancing under puppet strings telling you things that are inflammatory, untrue and downright scary. You should be pissed about this.

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Remember the “big measles outbreak” a few years back? This same writer brought that up, once again blaming parents at Disneyland who DID NOT vaccinate their kids for this measles outbreak. Despite how stupid, unfounded, unproven, and ridiculous that claim is… she still gets to publish it. She was allowed to say that because southern California continues to beBruce Plante Cartoon: Measles returns to US the highest rate (and climbing) of children unvaccinated, and because Disneyland is in southern California, then it must be those Southern Cali hippies who caused the measles “outbreak”.  #science #proof Yes, they expect and want you to be that stupid.

First of all, if vaccines are so proven to prevent measles (as in this case), then how in the hell are kids who are not vaccinated a sudden threat to those children who are? Aren’t they protected by the measles vaccine (MMR)?

Secondly, this “outbreak” was reported throughout the entire country, mostly in New York. What’s Disneyland have to do with it? Because its California, and at the time they were trying to get a law requiring vaccines mandatory.

Also, the total number of kids with measles? 667 (reported by the CDC)… guess what… that “outbreak” of 667 kids with measles was NO MORE than a few hundred extra cases as usually reported in the US every single year. That is still less than 0.0005% of the total 17 million children living in this country. And they called it an outbreak.  

Later, they admitted in a report that this “outbreak”, or increase of a few hundred measles cases, was due to carry-over from travelers to the Philippines. You can find that information on the CDC page itself, yet this writer is still making claims that the southern Cali hippies at Disneyland caused the “outbreak”.  

Also,  this outbreak occurred within a week of the CDC whistleblower leaking the information about their own 9 year study that distinctly showed a significant elevated risk (ER) in children under 15mo receiving the MMR and Autism. The top scientist who helped to direct this study leaked files and recordings showing that the CDC literally threw away the evidence of that study, flubbed the numbers and published nothing but a LIE. Just as this was coming out… guess what… there’s a sudden “measles outbreak”. Interesting. And despite less than 0.0005% of the child population getting measles, no one is talking about the percentages of children who are now diagnosed with autoimmune disease, autism, ADHD, Aspergers, Diabetes, or allergies. Can we talk about THOSE NUMBERS?

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The current inflammatory stories about Dr. Sears are so parallel to what happened to Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Their names are being dragged through the mud, and they are being accused of devious wrongful doings.

It is still widely believed that Dr. Wakefield claimed vaccines cause autism. That could not be, further from the truth.

Dr. Wakefield recommended waiting until AFTER 15mo to receive the new (at the time) triple vaccine because he noticed a link between the MMR and gastrointestinal problems in his young patients. He never said “don’t get vaccines” or “vaccines cause autism”. Ever. He *never* said or claimed that. And to this day, none of his accusers have been able to pony up any sort of evidence to support their claims either. 

He made a suggestion to get the three vaccines separately (per usual) or to hold off on the combined MMR until after 15mo of age. He later co-authored a study that only stated more research needed to be done about the potential link between the MMR vaccine and Autism… because there was no conclusive evidence to support it. You’d almost think he was on the side of pharmaceutical companies based on his actual – real life – opinions at the time.  But the fact that he was suggesting further research to investigate something that threatens, and may harm the profit margins of large corporations, he was attacked.

Are you thinking this is a big conspiracy theory now? Keep reading…

Some unknown facts that fly under the radar include the use of powerful “crisis-­management” PR firms by many large corporations, including Merck, the distributors of the MMR vaccine. On the actual websites of these crisis management firms, they disclose the use and engagement of online and media troll farms — otherwise called “integrated networks of influence,” which are used in part for “reputation management” — but also to offensively strike against any perceived threats by infiltrating media outlets, news forums, publications and widely visible online information sources with harmful and inflammatory stories (usually completely made up or exaggerated) about anyone or anything that imposes said threats to their reputation (and profit margins).  Like whistleblowers and scientists that suggest a need to investigate a very, very profitable product.

Ever watch tv during political campaigns? Where both candidates are literally saying the exact opposite of each other, exposing information about one another in order to sway your opinion about each one… and ever think to yourself, during political campaigns, that you don’t even know who to believe anymore?  I used to work on political campaigns – I know exactly how that’s done. It is methodically crafted by these PR firms who are paid millions to make the other candidate look like a lousy piece of shit. How do you think these women are found to expose infidelity or sealed records now flung open to expose special interests.  These PR firms can dig up information better than the CIA and NSA combined, and if they can’t find anything good enough – they send out the “troops” to make up and spread false stories. Why? Because they want that money and they know their clients have the millions to afford it… and lying is not illegal.

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Now, with Dr. Sears… this pediatrician wrote an exemption for a mother of a 2yo who suffered vaccine injury. The review board felt they needed to investigate and the same thing is happening to him. They are brought up irrelevant information, making horrible accusations and claims about his ethics (because he recommended garlic for ear infection and aloe for constipation). Red alert guys – He felt that, with the boy’s ongoing constipation and digestive issues, that maybe the youngster wouldn’t do well on antibiotics. (well no kidding!) and then they bring up his ‘negligence’ about the boy getting hit in the head with a hammer–> An accident under the watch of his (the boy’s) father, where exams were performed, and CPS was called and the case was closed (two weeks before Dr. Sears even saw the boy). They accuse him of not doing further follow ups, despite records showing the boy was fine. They are grasping at straws to find ANY reason to tarnish his name and revoke his license– as a way to send a clear message to the rest of this country’s pediatricians: vaccinate, or you’re next. Personally, I don’t want my children to be vaccinated by a doctor who has been strong-armed into doing it. If you look at the sponsors for the ABP (the review board), you can trace many of them back to the pharmaceutical companies. If you see investments and funding by a company called “M Ventures”, that’s a sub-entity of Merck.

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As a parent, and as a health coach, I’m feeling myself get very upset nervous about the vaccine law issues. All three of my children have been on different schedules, received a different number of vaccines each, and react to vaccines differently — and therefore I’ve made varying decisions for each of them accordingly. I should have that right as their parent, and so should everyone else.  So even though I do believe in vaccines (to a degree), I also feel strongly that it’s each parent and individual’s right to choose whether or not they or their child receives them.

 

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And a question I challenge you all to ask is: if vaccines have eradicated disease almost completely in this country since the 1940s (where kids got a total of 4 vaccines), then why … as we are seeing these diseases literally disappear… are we getting MORE vaccines for them? In 1980, the number doubled to 8 shots. And now, in 2016, the most outbreak-free we’ve ever been, children are receiving 49 doses of vaccine before they even turn 6 years old. Explain that one.

 

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Listen, I don’t want my kids at risk for tetanus, diphtheria, or whooping cough etc. If I deem a larger risk (like with my first vaccine-rightsborn who was in daycare starting at 3mo), I’ll consider that and as with her, get the vaccines. But because I know the flu, or chicken pox, for example, is not life threatening, then I don’t see a reason to inject her with harmful chemicals, additives and metallic agents that force her body into detox (which suppresses the immune system.  My middle child has an autoimmune disease, and so weighing the risks vs. benefits of vaccines is a lot more difficult and requires serious mindfulness and consideration. Because of that, I believe in standing up for my rights as her mother and a parent and a citizen. My youngest child, whom we don’t vaccinate, is completely different from her sisters. She poses no threat to other children, is completely healthy, does not go to daycare, is rarely exposed to outside threats and is exclusively breastfed… so we see no need to vaccinate her for anything. And that NEEDS to be our rights as her parents. We may choose differently in the future, but only because WE choose it. Not because the law requires it. 

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“Vaccines are a risk. Period.  Not Vaccinating is a risk.  Period.  Deciding which risk to take is the choice of the parents and not policy makers.”

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Still skeptical about the motivations of drug companies? Then maybe I should remind you of the AIDS drug Daraprim being bought out and price-hiked by 5400%… or the EpiPen price going from $57 to

money and injection with pillsover $500. These are drugs that profit-seeking CEO’s know are non-negotiable and life-saving, so they can get away with hiking the costs because regardless, people would sell their homes to purchase these medications and save a life. But vaccines are not there yet. So the only way these drug companies can continue to profit in a huge way, like with EpiPen and Daraprim, is to strong-arm and threaten parents, induce fear by controlling the media, and pass out huge incentives and profits to those who go along for the ride and spread their message.

 

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Between the ridiculous 2016 election, the destruction of the environment for oil and fracking as well as chemical testing for GMO crops, banks getting away with ruining the lives of hard working families, skyrocketing student loans that are nothing but theft (plain and simple), and the corporate hold over media, politics, and scientific research controlling everything we hear and “know”… I’m seriously concerned about where the health of this country is headed.  We’re even beginning to see proof as to why “science” can no longer be trusted either… read this.

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Below is an upsetting email from our pediatrician in 2015 on this very issue; where her practice had been threatened to have each patient fully vaccinated or they will not be reimbursed by insurance companies.  That means we, the patients, have to pay a higher bill to their office so that they can continue practicing for the patients’ right to choose a delayed schedule or even opt out.

"Dear Families,
Pediatric practices are under attack by all of the major insurance companies. They are threatening lower reimbursement rates for practices whose patients are not fully vaccinated at every well check.

We have heard that many practices have been responding to this threat by dismissing their families who want or are presently on a delayed vaccine schedule. The insurance companies have already launched their first effort to stop the practice by refusing any reimbursement for all nurse visits (shot only visits), which allowed a reimbursement of $19.89 - $25! We can only guess that they imagine that if they cause us to lose money for allowing you to choose a delayed vaccine schedule, that we will require you to stay up to date on vaccines.

They are wrong, of course, but if we hope to be here for your families in the future; we are now forced to make some changes. That industry knows we will have to turn to our families to make up some of that difference, which is the way they drive their message home to YOU!! We are saddened to put any more cost to you, but at your next nurse only visit; you will be required to sign an agreement and pay $15 for each nurse visit. If your insurance plan requires a copay, then the copay will be in addition to the $15.

We apologize for the inconvenience and extra cost to you, but in order to provide the single-dose/”cleanest” vaccines possible at the schedules you feel most comfortable with and in light of these changes with the insurance companies, we have no other choice. As before, there will be no extra fees for vaccines given during your well check appointments. Plan ahead and schedule your well checks in advance!

Stay tuned…we will send an e-mail out as soon as we receive enough of our preservative-free flu vaccine to start our flu clinics. We expect to start giving flu vaccines in a few weeks."

Now tell me, if true scientific facts and conclusive evidence could back up the safety and necessity for all of these vaccines, why do they need to use threats and strong-arm bullying? Why do they need powerful and deceitful PR firms? Why do they need special courts and why in the hell would they need to be protected – by our Supreme Court – from law suits? Why are they exempt from financial liability for injuries caused by their drugs and vaccines? Why would the need to be?  Isn’t the threat of lawsuit a motivating factor to uphold safety and quality?

The bottom line is that policymakers should not be making decisions for us as parents or individuals.  These are OUR bodies, kids-borther-and-sister-358298_1280and I want my girls to grow up with a healthy mindset autonomy.  Already we have lawmakers telling women what they can and can’t do with their bodies, with no evidence other than religion-based moral opinions to direct these laws that significantly harm the health of millions of women in our country.  Now they want to make laws that allow doctors to inject us and our children with vaccines against our wishes, needs and/or values.  They are taking away our consent.  How is that okay?

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Below I am providing some useful links and reading that can help you make good decisions about yourself and your children.  There’s no evidence stating that vaccines work and are safe 100% (or even close to it)- despite what you read for what anyone tells you, but there are other things to consider when making the decisions.  There is risk either way.  But that is up to YOU to decide.

When I work with clients, they often want me to tell them whether or not to do this or that.  I do not follow that model in my practice.  I want you to make your own decisions, but I can help by asking you questions that will lead you towards a decision you feel good about, and I can provide you with all of the information you might need.  But ultimately, it has to be your decision.  I made different decisions about vaccines for all three of my children, based on who they are, their health, their environment an the subsequent risks, etc.  Using many factors to make a decision is why all three had/have different vaccine stories.

 

Check out this link:  It provides MANY sources that, if you take the time like I have over the years to read through, you will find yourself in a completely different mindset … if you’re ready for that.  

 

These are confirmed, fact-checked, and many scientific sources that expose dishonesty amongst drug companies (are you willing to read the evidence?):

 

If you have a hard time understanding research or reading through studies, this is a calculator you can use to test the example-study numbers (which often paints a whole different picture of “safety” than they are reporting with fancy and elusive verbiage):

http://med.mercer.edu/library/mobile-ebm/calculators.htm

 

Here are more links with information about the misleading use of Relative Risk (RR) in drug research or medicine and why it’s so dishonest:

 

Also, this was put together by a fellow CHEK practitioner who made notes along his journey of doing some very diligent research, and it holds a lot of good information that is unbiased and simply fact-based, which I have added to my research library for good reference, and am now sharing with you.  (omitting names) Below is exactly how we, as parents, should make our decisions in these matters as well.  Doing our own due diligence based on what we know about our child(ren):

 

Vaccine Research

Purpose – to learn about each potential illness:

  • Type
  • How my child could be infected
  • Potential Treatment Options
  • Vaccine Scheduling

There are essentially three stages in the development of an illness/disease:

  1. Genetic Predisposition/Vulnerability (nothing can be done about this)
  2. Environmental Trigger
  3. Dysfunctional Immune System
    • Inflammation
    • Intestinal Permeability
    • Dysbiosis2 and 3 HAVE  to be PRESENT! 1 can be mitigated through natural epigenetic health!

 

Pertussis

  • respiratory illness – very contagious bacterial infection that’s caused by droplets from an infect person’s cough or sneeze
  • Parapertussis can also cause pertussis and is not affected by vaccines whatsoever, and in highly vaccinated areas parapertussis waxes and wanes just like other contagious illnesses
  • Infants under 6 months are the most at risk of dying from pertussis but CANNOT receive the vaccine because of their age – we longer get antibodies from mothers because they were vaccinated as children and never had it
  • There have been just over 600,000 cases reported in Canada since 1924 – in 2012 there were just over 4500 cases and 1 death – What were the reports of serious adverse vaccine reactions?  Not sure – can’t find yet
  • The majority of money awarded to families of children who were harmed by vaccines has come from pertussis vaccines ( in the US)
  • http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6001a4.htm
    • Despite sustained high coverage for childhood pertussis vaccination, pertussis remains poorly controlled in the United States
    • Adult vaccination is less than 6% – where is the call to vaccinate adults like they do children?
    • 2009 – 16858 cases and 12 infant deaths = 0.00071 % mortality rate
    • No data has been published regarding the safety or immunogenicity of Tdap in children aged 7 through 10 years who have never received pertussis-containing vaccines

 

Measles

Measles, also known as morbilli, English measles, or rubeola (and not to be confused with rubella or roseola) is an infection of the respiratory system, immune system and skin caused by a virus, specifically a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus.[1][2] Symptoms usually develop 7–14 days (average 10–12) after exposure to an infected person and the initial symptoms usually include a high fever (often > 40 °C [104 °F]), Koplik’s spots (spots in the mouth, these usually appear 1–2 days prior to the rash and last 3–5 days), malaise, loss of appetite, hacking cough (although this may be the last symptom to appear), runny nose and red eyes.[1][3] After this comes a spot-like rash that covers much of the body.[1] The course of measles, provided there are no complications, such as bacterial infections, usually lasts about 7–10 days.[1]

Measles is spread through respiration (contact with fluids from an infected person’s nose and mouth, either directly or through aerosol transmission), and is highly contagious—90% of people without immunity sharing living space with an infected person will catch it.[4] An asymptomatic incubation period occurs nine to twelve days from initial exposure.[5] The period of infectivity has not been definitively established, some saying it lasts from two to four days prior, until two to five days following the onset of the rash (i.e., four to nine days infectivity in total),[6] whereas others say it lasts from two to four days prior until the complete disappearance of the rash. The rash usually appears between 2–3 days after the onset of illness

Risk factors for severe measles and its complications include the following:

  • Malnutrition[21][22]
  • Underlying immunodeficiency[21]
  • Pregnancy[21][23]
  • Vitamin A deficiency[21][24]

Between 1987 and 2000, the case fatality rate across the United States was 3 measles-attributable deaths per 1000 cases, or 0.003%

How is measles diagnosed?

Measles is diagnosed based on your symptoms and possible exposure to the virus (for example, if there has been a recent outbreak in your community). Your doctor will confirm the measles virus with a blood test or a lab test of your urine or a nasopharyngeal swab to detect the virus.

What is the treatment?

There is no specific treatment for measles since it is caused by a virus. But most people fully recover within 2 or 3 weeks – Over 99.997%

Your doctor will likely:

  • give you medication (like pain relievers) to reduce your fever
  • tell you to drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods and get lots of rest

If you have measles, you should be isolated – meaning stay at home – until 4 days after the rash appeared. This will help limit the spread of the virus.

  • Factors/Stats to Consider:
    • The measles vaccine is 99.7% effective (while the vaccine is active)
    • 1 in 1000 (.001%) of measles patients will develop encephalitis (which is less than death)
    • In the US the mortality rate is .002% and is from complications
    • Recovery from these diseases essentially grants a lifetime of immunity whereas many vaccines like the MMR vaccine need to be given multiple times
  • Question to consider:
    • Why is injecting a vaccine intramuscularly beneficial when measles is transmitted via droplets that enter the body via the mucosa?

 

Rotavirus

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children.[1] It is a genus of double-stranded RNA virus in the family Reoviridae. Nearly every child in the world has been infected with rotavirus at least once by the age of five.[2] Immunity develops with each infection, so subsequent infections are less severe; adults are rarely affected.[3] There are five species of this virus, referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Rotavirus A, the most common species, causes more than 90% of rotavirus infections in humans.

The virus is transmitted by the faecal-oral route. It infects and damages the cells that line the small intestine and causes gastroenteritis (which is often called “stomach flu” despite having no relation to influenza). Although rotavirus was discovered in 1973[4] and accounts for up to 50% of hospitalisations for severe diarrhoea in infants and children,[5] its importance is still underestimated within the public health community, particularly in developing countries.[6] In addition to its impact on human health, rotavirus also infects animals, and is a pathogen of livestock.[7]

Rotavirus is usually an easily managed disease of childhood, but worldwide more than 450,000 children under five years of age still die from rotavirus infection each year,[8] most of whom live in developing countries,[9] and almost two million more become severely ill.[6] In the United States, before initiation of the rotavirus vaccination programme, rotavirus caused about 2.7 million cases of severe gastroenteritis in children, almost 60,000 hospitalizations, and around 37 deaths each year.[10]  [.00000137% mortality rate ]Public health campaigns to combat rotavirus focus on providing oral rehydration therapy for infected children and vaccination to prevent the disease.[11] The incidence and severity of rotavirus infections has declined significantly in countries that have added rotavirus vaccine to their routine childhood immunisation policies.[12][13]

Treatment of acute rotavirus infection is nonspecific and involves management of symptoms and, most importantly, maintenance of hydration.[11] If untreated, children can die from the resulting severe dehydration.  Treatment of acute rotavirus infection is nonspecific and involves management of symptoms and, most importantly, maintenance of hydration.[11] If untreated, children can die from the resulting severe dehydration.

“Questions I have:

Why are the risks of vaccines down played more so than the risk of the illness itself  – when the worst outcomes between them are generally rare in both cases?

All the information about autoimmune diseases and vaccines from the Canadian Government come from 2003, which is 11 years old now.  These sources don’t recognize any correlation, yet the incidence of these diseases have skyrocketed since then.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates up to 23.5* million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising. The AARDA says  that it’s closer to 50 million as they (NIH) didn’t classify all the autoimmune diseases when pooling their data ) Also, when this study came out – autism was about 1 in 177 and in 2012 it was 1 in 88 – just two years later in 2014 is 1 in 68 – That’s a huge increase – how can vaccines not be having at least some role?  Autism is OBVIOUSLY caused by something we are doing to children.  And one of the major studies that was used to disprove any connection between vaccines and autism looked at children only from 1991 to 1998 – even though it was with over 500000 kids, that’s still only a 7 year window – what changes to the vaccine schedule have happened since then?  See below!”

Recommended Vaccines 1974-1994

MMR (new)

The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine began to be more widely used after mumps vaccination was recommended for all children in 1977.

In 1977, 57,345 cases of measles were reported in the United States. By 1984, the number of cases had fallen by 95%, to 2,587.

“Are we sure this is from the vaccine and not from antibodies given to children from mothers who had measles since the vaccine was developed in the late 60’s – so children born at this time had parents who were probably never vaccinated for measles”

 

HIB (new)

A polysaccharide vaccine for Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) was licensed for use in children 18 months and older in 1985. It was replaced by conjugate vaccines licensed in 1990 and recommended in 1991. After introduction of the vaccine, the number of meningitis-related deaths from Hib dropped from 600 to fewer than 10 per year.  600 to 10 deaths has value, but again when looking the big picture – 600 deaths of in terms of millions of children/people – is this actually a good outcome?  Does it really warrant a vaccine?  How many people contract type B?

 

Hepatitis B (new)

The hepatitis B vaccine was recommended for all infants beginning in 1991.

  • DTP
  • Polio (OPV)

 

Recommended Vaccines 1995-1998

Varicella (new)

Licensed on March 17, 1995, the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is 85%-90% effective in preventing all varicella infections, and up to 100% effective in preventing moderate and severe chickenpox. It was recommended for all children in 1996.

 

Rotavirus (new)

The first vaccine for rotavirus, a common cause of severe childhood diarrheal illness, was licensed and recommended for routine childhood immunization in 1998. However, the vaccine was withdrawn in 1999 due to safety concerns. Post-licensure monitoring revealed an association between the vaccine and an extremely rare but potentially fatal intestinal problem.

 

Polio (OPV/IPV)

Due to the decreased risk of wild poliovirus infection, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that IPV replace two doses of OPV in 1996. By 2000 OPV was completely phased out in the U.S., but continues to be used in other locations.

Recommended Vaccines

 

Pneumococcal (new)

A conjugate pneumococcal vaccine was licensed in 2000 that provided greater efficacy in patients less than 2 years old, and was recommended for all children 2-23 months old in 2000. Pneumococcal disease has dropped by almost 80% since the introduction of the PCV7 vaccine in 2000.  Complications from this occur in people with significant immunocompromised systems and 20-40% of healthy children have this bacteria in their body and never have a problem.

 

Influenza (new)

For the 2004 influenza season, the ACIP recommended influenza vaccination for children aged 6-23 months.

 

DTaP

The DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis) vaccine was licensed in 1991, and was phased in as part of the DTP vaccination schedule. The “aP” in the vaccine name is for “acellular pertussis,” indicating that the vaccine uses only parts of the pertussis bacteria. This results in fewer side-effects than the previous whole-cell vaccine. DTaP replaced all usage of the DTP vaccine in 1999.

  • Varicella
  • Rotavirus
  • Polio (OPV/IPV)
  • MMR
  • Hib

Recommended Vaccines 2005-Present

 

HPV (new)

The first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was licensed in 2006 and recommended by ACIP for girls and women aged 11-26. The vaccination is licensed for use in boys and men, but ACIP has not recommended such use.

 

Hepatitis A (new)

The first hepatitis A vaccine was licensed in 1995 and recommended for all children on May 19, 2006.

 

Meningococcal (new)

Since 2005, the meningococcal vaccine has been recommended for all adolescents at age 11-18.

  • DTaP
  • Polio
  • MMR
  • Hib
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza

 

In 2010, ACIP expanded its previous recommendation for seasonal influenza vaccination to include all people older than 6 months who do not have a contraindication to the vaccine.

  • Varicella
  • Rotavirus

The CDC has stated that “before introduction of a vaccine in 2006, rotavirus caused an estimated 20 to 60 deaths [and] 55,000 to 70,000 hospitalizations…in the U.S. each year.” A study of representative U.S. laboratories showed that in 2008-2009 the number of positive rotavirus test results was 60% lower than in the prevaccine era.

  • Pneumococcal

If no vaccine is 100% (according to cdc.gov) effective, paired with the fact that there’s no guarantee that Nathan will contract any of these illnesses, PLUS the fact that if he does, then in many cases He will be given better immunity than any provided vaccine – what is the advantage to vaccinating?

“Here is another thought to consider:  The immune system has a very limited and specific means of dealing with threats, yet the threats come from AN INFINITE NUMBER OF SOURCES.  So how can we really scientifically verify the success of vaccines – and success SHOULD mean preventing disease while doing no harm?  THIS IS DIFFICULT OF COURSE BECAUSE VACCINES HAVE HARMED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE – BOTH TEMPORARILY AND PERMANENTLY”

“Vaccines are considered a success if they generate antibodies – so even if they harm someone, are they considered a success?

Doctors/Pharma companies highlight the complications of the diseases that they are trying to prevent, while the parents of children who have been affected by vaccines highlight the dangers based on their personal experiences in terms of what happened to their children.  Who is right?

We simply look at the past and conclude that because people before were getting diseases and the mortality  rate was higher than after the introduction of vaccines, that it proves beyond a doubt that they are solely responsible for curtailing the diseases.  (But even today with high vaccination levels the illnesses still ebb and flow like they always have) Well during the 1940’s to the late 1960’s when the majority of these vaccines were being developed, the Green Revolution took place where food/crop yields were much higher and crops became much more available after WWII.  We know that nutrition plays a role in a healthy body/immune system – could this have helped with lowering infectious disease rates?  It’s never as simple as A+B=C – the body is not a linear system and there are thousands of influences that affect our cells on a daily and lifetime basis.  We don’t have true data otherwise to prove that vaccines aren’t effective because we are comparing the lifestyles of people from a time when food wasn’t as available and the interwar period was a time of poverty for millions of people worldwide.   True scientific process would look at this discrepancy before making a scientific judgement.  But what’s interesting is that although we do see a drop in these illnesses in the post vaccine era, we see a meteoric rise of different CHRONIC diseases.  It’s up to science to determine if vaccines are a part of the problem and NOT SIMPLY ASSUME THAT VACCINES ARE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE BECAUSE THEY’VE LOWERED THE PREVALANCE OF A FEW DISEASES (that actually have relatively low mortality rates today even if people are infected – they almost always recover)”

[Conclusion]

“So, Unless we have data on people who meet these criteria:

Parents were not immunized, and patients were not immunized

Patients that don’t have malnutrition or are not susceptible to malnutrition

What would be their susceptibility of auto-immune disease or other health problems?  What would be their rate of infection of these illnesses?  How would their immunity be built from their exposure to these infections?  What would their mortality rate be?  Rate of spreading?  

These are all questions that deserve answering in order to truly understand the efficacy of vaccines or not – using the previous logic is anachronistic – we are comparing the past to the present when they are different in virtually every way, and unless we can create an experiment that reflects the changes that have happened with elements like food availability and the rise in the standard of living in places like North America, I feel it’s unwise to just assume that vaccines are 100% safe – just like not vaccinating is 100% safe.  WE PLAY THE ODDS ON BOTH SIDES, BUT THE INFORMATION WE MAKE OUR DECISIONS ON SHOULDN’T BE SO BIASED AND FULL OF GAPS.

How can we TRUST pharmaceutical companies when they’ve paid out billions in settlements due to falsifying documents and data and misleading the public for profit?

How does preventing ALL childhood illness benefit the child?  Where is the scientific evidence supporting that more vaccines produce better health outcomes?

When in nature would you contract up to 3 diseases simultaneously?  (measles, mumps, rubella?)”

 

What studies have been done on vaccines in premature babies?

  • If babies are premature and have received TPN (which Nathan received and contains aluminum) are there vaccines they SHOULDN’T  have because they contain aluminum and might lack the renal/liver faculties to avoid aluminum toxicity? – since any aluminum in both TPN and vaccines by pass the GI tract where the body naturally prevents 99% of aluminum from staying in the body.
  • Government sites are quick to point out the high levels of mortality from diseases like measles etc., but fail (which is interesting) to account for the fact that the areas with high mortality have high mortality anyways from other factors like sanitation/mal-nutrition – do we really know if it’s because of a lack of vaccinations or other issues? I raise that question because
    • Anti-bodies are supposed to be passed from Mother to Child – We no longer allow ourselves to be subjected to these traditional illnesses that would have the same mortality rates (.002% even in rates of high vaccinations like NA), so are we interfering with the normal/natural transmission of antibodies by not allowing children to contract these relatively minor illnesses and thus are unable to give their developed immunity to their children?  This is what would have happened to the first generation to receive the vaccine because they would have already received anti-bodies from their parents!!!!  SO WAS THE VACCINE SUCCESSFUL OR WAS IT THE ALREADY OCCURING ANTIBODIES

 

Do they know if [my child] has a methylation problem – which would interfere with his ability to detoxify these heavy metals?  http://rsx.sagepub.com/content/19/1/6.short Premature babies are a greater risk for this – and we know that kids that are autistic have metabolic problems:

In conclusion, our results indicate disturbances in both the methionine cycle and the transsulphuration pathway in children with AD, which are most likely multifactorial in origin. Interestingly, children with milder clinical forms of ASD display milder metabolic perturbations. To date, only a few studies have specifically reported biological correlates of different clinical subtypes in the autistic spectrum (e.g.[46, 47]). The methylation deficit resulting from an altered methionine cycle supports the previously suggested contribution of epigenetic mechanisms to the pathogenesis of autism [26

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1582-4934.2008.00463.x/full

If a child doesn’t have the genetic predisposition to autism (as they believe there is a significant genetic predisposition) or a methylation problem – and they still develop some kind of chronic problem – be it ADD or ADHD or depression or other mental emotional problems – where do those come from?  Why are their rates increasing along with other neurodegenerative chronic conditions?

They might not get autism, but what else could these vaccines be doing to the immature immune system of the child?  How can they develop a healthy immune system if only the HUMMORAL SYSTEM is challenged?  It makes no sense whatsoever.

The focus shouldn’t just be on autism.  It should be on any potential harm that could happen because we know there is a potential for the vaccine to be harmful – it’s in the literature. 

“The bottom line is that we know what measles does.  We know what whooping cough does.  We DON’T know what vaccines do to the body long term – especially with the schedule that doctors are recommending now. So – are we trading potential acute illness for potential chronic illness?  Is that smart?

It’s hard to doubt the efficacy of vaccines for preventing illnesses when looking at the stats, but to ignore the stats on the rise in chronic illness and not look for a potential link between a major health intervention in early childhood that isn’t part of our evolutionary history and this change isn’t logical.  Can’t do one without the other!  And when vaccine manufacturers are the ones that provide the efficacy and safety studies, that IS NOT REASSURING TO ME.

IN SUMMARY – IT’S ACTUALLY UNSCIENTIFIC TO ASSUME THAT VACCINES ARE 100% SAFE AND EFFECTIVE WHEN WE DON’T HAVE ANY CONCRETE DATA THAT PROVES VACCINATED CHILDREN ARE HEALTHIER THAN UNVACCINATED CHILDREN.  ASKING THE QUESTION ‘IS THERE A POTENTIAL CORRELATION BETWEEN VACCINATIONS AND CHRONIC DISEASE?’ IS THE MOST SCIENTIFIC QUESTION FACING THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN.  Vaccines are THE ONLY UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE INTERVENTION THAT VIRTUALLY ALL CHILDREN UNDERGO IN INFANTCY.  So if the rates of many diseases that affect children are rising, HOW CAN THIS NOT BE PLAYING SOME ROLE?  WHY IS IT SO CRAZY TO ASK THIS QUESTION?  Toxins are being injected into a healthy immune system to provoke it – it’s highly unlikely that Pharmaceutical companies will pay for studies that could show their products which cost hundreds of millions of dollars to develop are harmful.

Vaccines are a risk. Period.  Not Vaccinating is a risk.  Period.  Deciding which risk to take is the choice of the parents and not policy makers.”

Links:

  • http://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/safetyavailability/vaccinesafety/ucm096228.htm#t3
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3509507/

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/health-concerns/vaccines/vaccine-faqs

  • http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/555865_4
  • http://www.beyondconformity.org.nz/hilarys-desk/whooping_cough_and_chameleons
  • http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/causes-transmission.html

Lawrence Solomon: The untold story of measles

  • http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/immunization/docs/schedule.pdf
  • http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6041a4.htm
  • http://drtenpenny.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Decline-of-infectious-disease.pdf

Here are some videos of doctors discussing vaccines for further information:

  1. Dr. Nancy Banks – http://bit.ly/1Ip0aIm
  2. Dr. Russell Blaylock –
  3. Dr. Shiv Chopra – http://bit.ly/1gdgh1s
  4. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny – http://bit.ly/1MPVbjx
  5. Dr. Suzanne Humphries – http://bit.ly/17sKDbf
  6. Dr. Larry Palevsky – http://bit.ly/1LLEjf6
  7. Dr. Toni Bark – http://bit.ly/1CYM9RB
  8. Dr. Andrew Wakefield – http://bit.ly/1MuyNzo
  9. Dr. Meryl Nass – http://bit.ly/1DGzJsc
  10. Dr. Raymond Obomsawin – http://bit.ly/1G9ZXYl
  11. Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot – http://bit.ly/1MrVeUL
  12. Dr. Robert Rowen – http://bit.ly/1SIELeF
  13. Dr. David Ayoub – http://bit.ly/1SIELve
  14. Dr. Boyd Haley PhD – http://bit.ly/1KsdVby
  15. Dr. Rashid Buttar – http://bit.ly/1gWOkL6
  16. Dr. Roby Mitchell – http://bit.ly/1gdgEZU
  17. Dr. Ken Stoller – http://bit.ly/1MPVqLI
  18. Dr. Mayer Eisenstein – http://bit.ly/1LLEqHH
  19. Dr. Frank Engley, PhD – http://bit.ly/1OHbLDI
  20. Dr. David Davis – http://bit.ly/1gdgJwo
  21. Dr Tetyana Obukhanych – http://bit.ly/16Z7k6J
  22. Dr. Harold E Buttram – http://bit.ly/1Kru6Df
  23. Dr. Kelly Brogan – http://bit.ly/1D31pfQ
  24. Dr. RC Tent – http://bit.ly/1MPVwmu
  25. Dr. Rebecca Carley – http://bit.ly/K49F4d
  26. Dr. Andrew Moulden – http://bit.ly/1fwzKJu
  27. Dr. Jack Wolfson – http://bit.ly/1wtPHRA
  28. Dr. Michael Elice – http://bit.ly/1KsdpKA
  29. Dr. Terry Wahls – http://bit.ly/1gWOBhd
  30. Dr. Stephanie Seneff – http://bit.ly/1OtWxAY
  31. Dr. Paul Thomas – http://bit.ly/1DpeXPf
  32. Many doctors talking at once – http://bit.ly/1MPVHOv
  33. Dr. Richard Moskowitz – http://bit.ly/1OtWG7D
  34. Dr. Jane Orient – http://bit.ly/1MXX7pb
  35. Dr. Richard Deth – http://bit.ly/1GQDL10
  36. Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic – http://bit.ly/1eqiPr5
  37. Dr Chris Shaw – http://bit.ly/1IlGiBp
  38. Dr. Susan McCreadie – http://bit.ly/1CqqN83
  39. Dr. Mary Ann Block – http://bit.ly/1OHcyUX
  40. Dr. David Brownstein – http://bit.ly/1EaHl9A
  41.  Dr. Jayne Donegan – http://bit.ly/1wOk4Zz

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